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>>> getting you ready for the super storm. sandy creeps up the coast, threatening to bring us 4e6heav rain and winds. amtrak is already cancelling some service tonight as the storm getscloser. grocery shelves are empty. good evening, i'm chris gordon. we have team coverage of sandy tonight from throughout the d.c. metro area to rehoboth beach. we begin with storm team four doug kammerer with the latest on sandy's track. >> we have the latest track out there chris, that track brings it very close to our region and once again, the forecast not real letter changing all that much. the forecasts have been very good over the past couple days on when this storm is going to be going. you can see where it is right now, just off the coast of georgia here, here's savannah georgia, it's due east of savannah georgia. it's still a hurricane. the national hurricane center thought this would be a tropical storm, it's still a hurricane, still holding on, we're seeing strong wind as long the north carolina coast line. here's the winds, 75 mes an hour. moving to the northeast at 14 miles an hour. it
surveying sandy's aftermath. he took afears hand -- a firsthand tour of the damage with governor christie. he said the federal government will be helping with clean-up efforts. >>> there was speculation that the storm would delay this week's employment report. the last one before the election. but today, the department of labor says it will be out on time. amtrak is slowly restoring service along the northeast corridor tonight. but is still not operating through new york's penn station since the surrounding tunnels are flooded out. our bruce johnson started riding out the storm in rehoboth beach, delaware and is in north carolina and he filed this report -- new jersey and he filed this report. >> reporter: this is bruce johnson in as bury park, new jersey. it's been making a comebook and was doing pretty good according to the people who live here. until sandy arrived with 80, 90- mile-per-hour winds on monday. take a look at the pride and joy of the park, the boardwalk and look at what the storm, this hurricane did to it. it's raped the boards up and it's -- ripped the boards up and it's
weather center. >> the one positive of sandy is t is coming ashore so rapidly, increasing speed, it is ashore not quite at the time of high tide. it looked like that would be the time it would be coming ashore. about the shore now. let me show you the regional doppler. this is how else looks right now. raining here,is equally snowing at the same rate. in the mountains of west virginia, those are the areas that are under a blizzard warning. the the centeree of sandy coming near oceant now city, new jersey. the track will take it across delaware bay. , the reinss around new york city, even into island, have not been as as they had been up through our area. can see these winds continue from the northwest. that is tending to drive the water out. we have had wind gusts up to 52 in the last hour. iran to atlantic city, the is bottoming. -- around advantage city, the is bottoming and will to our north.ve perhaps another two or 3 inches of rain. the total rainfall around the will be 5-6rea inches. 8:00 to midnight or 1:00 in the morning will be the time were we have to watch for more da
that lost power during sandy in our area. about 3,100 dominion virginia customers in our area still have no electricity. pepco says just seven customers are without power. >> outages at some schools mean another day for some students in our area to be off. in anarundel county, four schools are still closed. louis witown elementary is still without power. all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage issues. >>> temperatures are down to around 40 degrees this morning. sandy spinning over southeastern canada still. you still see the huge effects of this storm. we're still getting scattered sprinkles from western pennsylvania into western maryland. thankfully, the big snow machine has ended out there. the dark blue areas are around freezing. that's much of western pennsylvania into western maryland. the light blue generally in the low to mid 40s. we're going to hold steady here for the next several hours and not warm up much today. hour by hour, by 6:00 a.m., it actually may dip down to the upper 30s and maybe a few sprinkles around, and then by noontime
picture. take a look at this. it shows the strength of sandy. this is water gushing into a commuter train station in hoboken, new jersey. in the day ahead, we expect to get a better look at all the damage along the eastern seaboard. good morning, washington. it's tuesday, october 30. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. many closings in our area. we are scrolling those across your screen. now to jacqui jeras for the latest on sandy. >> good morning. it made landfall yesterday evening and is weakening as it makes its way on shore. plenty of impact from the storm including for us, especially this morning. let's look at the weather headlines for today. the worst is over, but the rainfall will continue at least through midday today. the wind is still gusting at 30 miles or 40 miles an hour. that will gradually diminish today. in addition to everything we got yesterday, flooding could be expected. that will last likely several days. here's the latest satellite and radar image showing the center of sandy now over central pennsylvania. our rain continues coming down. that will be heavy at
>>> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm is blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county. more than 6 million homes and businesses up and down the east coast are in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital was evacuated last night. they started with the sickest and the youngest, including those in the neonatal care unit. a 15-foot surge of sea water flooded manhattan. coastal communities are also reporting severe flooding this morning. sandy is also being blamed for a burst of snow in west virginia. >>> right now thousands of people in our area are in the dark because of sandy. most of the power outages are in northern virginia. dominion virginia power reporting more than 119,000 customers without electricity right now. pepco is trying to restore power to more than 30,000 homes and businesses in our area. bge says 3,200 area customers don't have electricity, and smeco is reporting 30,000 customers in the dark. >> the federal government is closed today for all nonessential personnel. metro rail and bus service is als
sandy but first meteorologist topper shutt in the weather center. >> i could have been in many ways, we were lucky. of course some folks would argue with that. but i think across the board, we were pretty lucky. let's start with the radar picture and still under the influence in you will of the circulation of quote sandy unquote. we still have showers around the metro area and it's kind of weird with the southwest wind we have temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s. so it feels like march outside and notice the showers go all the way back to -- chicago. this is still a pretty big storm. we'll zo in a little bit. some showers around the beltway and some snow you mp the divide into garrett county. this is pretty good snow going on too. pictures coming up in about a 15 minutes or so -- 15 minutes or so. mixture of snow and rain in cumberland and a cold rain winchester northward. the historical perspective of sandy. largest hurricane by diameter. 945 miles in diameter. igor was 920 and olga back in 1921 with 965 miles. for better perspective we'll move the hurricane on land okay and
is climbing four days after sandy made landfall. so far, the storm has claimed 74 lives in the u.s. more than five million homes and businesses are without power along the east coast. most of the outages in the new york area. in the meantime, president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore firsthand yesterday. during that tour, the president pledged federal support for the long haul. >> pepco says it's restored power to all of its customers affected by sand dominion hopes to do the same by tonight. about 1,700 of its customers are still in the dark. that number was over 3,000 just a few hours ago. more than 4,000 bge homes and businesses in our area have no electricity. most of them are in anne arundel county. novak is working to restore four a little more than 250 customers. >>> some students will have another day. in anne arundel county four schools are closed. chapel forge early childhood center in prince george's county is also without power, as is lewis town elementary in frederick county, maryland, and all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage
left behind by sandy. right now that storm to blame for at least 50 deaths just here in the u.s. more than 8.5 million homes and businesses from maine all the way to the carolinas still in the dark. widespread outages in lower han at an. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the u.s. as well. so far it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> thousands of area residents are slowly getting their power back, but thousands more are still in the dark. dominion virginia is working to restore electricity to more than 20,000 customers in northern virginia. novec has more than 3,300 homes and businesses in the dark. 1,500 pepco customers have no electricity. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederick, and
>>> welcome to our extended coverage of 9news tracking hurricane sandy. >> the storm made landfall not far from atlantic city in the last hour. here's what else we can tell you tonight. the federal government will be closed again tomorrow, as will most school systems in our area including d.c., alexandria and fairfax. prince george's, charles, frederick and montgomery county schools. you can see the full list at www.wusa9.com. >> also all flights at local airports are canceled until further notice and vre, marc rail and amtrak have canceled service for tomorrow. metro will not have service in the rning. >> in maryland the speed limit on all interstates is being lowered to 45 miles an hour as a precaution. maryland state police urge everyone to just stay off the roads if at all possible. >> now we're also hearing about evacuation orders for parts of the huntington area of fairfax county. this impacts people living along fenwick drive and arlington terrace. you may remember the huntington neighborhood has been prone to flooding before. we've got a crew heading that way. we'll bring y
york and new jersey are taking stock of overwhelming devastation left from superstorm sandy. >> some of the worst damage is along the jersey shore where floods and outages prompted governor chris christie to postpone halloween. alison harmelin is in atlantic city. >> reporter: anita, a clear sunny day here at the jersey shore only made it so much more evident that the destruction is everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a closeup look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor christie over devastated areas of the state where superstorm sandy hit with full force. record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. in the tiny beach community of long port, new jersey, the storm surge brought the beach literally right onto the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. they came out bikes to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: further up the jersey shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the storm lifted homes off t
>>> sandy's impact. trees and wires mangled roads impassable. more than 100,000 people without power in our area alone. >> meanwhile, the most extensive damage is in the big apple. the biggest city left under water. >> welcome. i'm barbara harrison. i'm keith russell. montgomery county schools announced they will be open on time tomorrow. once again, montgomery county schools will be open for business tomorrow. >> right now, we are going to lieutenant governor of maryland who is speaking right now. there's a press conference under way for the state of maryland. take a listen. >> hats off to everyone with mention to the work being done by the national guard as well as the maryland state police. >> governor, thank you. let me update you on a couple situations. we are experiencing -- the things we are looking for right now as this storm moves off and up into the susquehanna, the flooding issues will be with us for quite a few days. we are monitoring the flow. as you know, from these events, that will be a concern of ours for several days. there is some flooding of rivers we are an
. this is a story about two places left powerless by sandy. 5,500 columbia pike, a swank ten-story apartment house in arlington. and beverly hills. no, not that beverly hills. this beverly hills. beverly hills, 22305 in alexandria. it seal like every time there is a storm, trees in beverly hills fall like pick-up sticks. >> you've lived here on old dominion boulevard. how long? >> five years. >> reporter: and how many time have you lost power? >> about seven. >> reporter: there's a tree down in front of 5500. it didn't cause the outage. it is just symbolic. you can imagine what life is like in the dark, in a high rise. >> i feel like amish. pretty much. it's like back in the woods camping. >> it's very hard to find things in the dark. >> reporter: what floor are you on in. >> the sixth. >> reporter: so you have to walk up? >> yeah. >> reporter: and then walk down. >> yes. >> reporter: it is doubling frustrating in a high rise because everything is underground. you cannot see the power problem. they say it's a grid thing. not so in beverly hills 22305. that problem is right out there in your front
the events ahead of sandy. president obama will campaign alongside president clinton and dave matthews. the president is back on the campaign trail today. he's on his way to wisconsin as we speak. he'll visit nevada and colorado today. the president took a three-daybreak from campaigning to oversee the government's response to hurricane sandy. part of the presentation will focus on the effort to provide relief of those affected by the massive storm. >> the death toll is climbing four days after sandy made land fall. the storm claimed 75 lives. more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power along the east coast. most in the new york area and that area around new york city. president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore. during the tour, the president pledged support along the long haul. >> sandy brought flooding and now it's causing gridlock. this is the long back up of cars trying to get into the city this morning. drivers had to go through a police check point and prove they had three people in the car. it was encouraged to encourage car pooling. >>> closer to home,
of super storm sandy and those efforts, they are focused in parts of new york and new jersey, after the storm interrupted access to most mass transit. today, new york subway system, they did offer the limited service, but the drivers, using bridges in and out of manhattan, they needed to go through check points to prove that they have at least three people in the car. >>> some cabs, they did stop flooding in new york today because of the concerns about fuel. gas shortages are causing long lines at the stations in new york, new jersey, and connecticut. aaa says that those problems, they stem from the shortages and a lack of electricity to power the pumps. >>> in the last two hours, amtrak announced that they are starting to restore limited service between new york and philadelphia. today, the rail service, they did say that they had cleared the water from one of its tunnels under the hudson river. clearing the water and debris from the new jersey coastline could be a whole different matter. and sarah shuckman filed this report from long island. >> reporter: the new jersey national gu
and look at super storm sandy. while she's weakened and the winds have died down, the footprint of the storm is still great. most of the northeast right now, all the northeast, being influenced somehow by sandy and just to give you an idea, the wind gusts have calmed down quite a bit. as a matter of fact, in terms of gusts, we're not really even seeing any here. you go out towards the shore and it has calmed down quite a bit. so now we just deal with the aftermath to clean up and what not from this and it does look like halloween for our kids in the area has not been canceled. >> i know a lot of kids with a lot of costumes and a lot of candy getting ready. >> it's going to be a little chilly, but it's a go. >> we can add layers. that's good news. >>> let's talk about some of the bad news now caused by sandy. power companies all over the region are working overtime right now to restore electricity. dominion virginia has about 60,000 customers without power in northern virginia. pepco has about 7,000 customers. bge is reporting more than 64,000 in montgomery, prince george's, calv
. >>> thousands of people heading back to work for the first time since sandy. the president touring some of the hardest hit areas including the jersey shore. that storm blamed for at least 50 deaths. one in anne arundel county, two in virginia as well. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters in american history. it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> plus students heading back to school. power outages keeping some closed. in fairfax county, langley high school, sleepy hollow all closed. jefferson elementary in d.c. will not have school today. barcroft elementary in arlington is closed. in howard county, bowman bridge elementary is closed because of power outages there. 17 schools in anne arundel county are also closed. as for other closings and delays in virginia, manassas park city schools are closed, and two-hour delays in culpeper, frederick, fauquier, and shenandoah county with buses using snow emergency routes. frederick county schools are on a two-hour delay. >> and then there's the power question. right now utility companies
been without power. >> the entire house shook. >> the day after sandy. the clean-up is underway across the d.c. area. homes and businesses damaged by falling trees. >> i measured some screaming and that's when i moved into the -- heard some screaming and that's when i moved into the hallway to try to find my kid and family. >> new york and new jersey are reeling. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> tonight fox 5 is covering sandy's aftermath from every angle. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. here are some of the latest headlines now from sandy's aftermath. officials estimate the super storm killed at least 50 people, 8.2 million people without power in states as far as michigan. >> now tonight flooding fears along the potomac river. let's begin the coverage with fox 5's will thomas in alexandria. >> reporter: as you know, we are often here in old town alexandria during our storm coverage at the water he is edge at the end of king street. that's where we are right now. we've been pushed back a bit because indeed there h
>>> it's being called the perfect storm. sandy just named a tropical storm ontrack to collide with the winter weather system. >>> new forecast models just coming in. what it means forour area. all ahead on news 4 today. good morning everyone. i'm angie goff. >> i'm richard jordan. it is saturday, october 27, 2012. we have states of emergency issued in d.c., maryland, and virginia. >> with the storm approaching on the weekend that means a mad rush on supplies. brace yourself for long lines and empty shelves at grocery stores. >> you'll be hard pressed to find power generators. some hardware stores have already sold out. power loss could be a big deal with this storm. >> let's find out the latest on the storm's track with meteorologist chuck bell. it's been downgraded a little bit. that doesn't mean we're in the clear. >> don't be fooled by the fact it is no longer a hurricane and moving down to tropical storm. that has absolutely nothing to do with how big of an impact that storm is going to have on us. we all knew all along it would not be a tropical system by the time it got
tucker barnes and get the latest on hurricane sandy. you know, we've heard -- we talk about the precise path, the category of the storm. but we're kind of being told not to focus so much on that because it will do a lot more damage than maybe what you think? are we category one? >> we are category one but here is what is amazing. the tropical storm-force winds extend 485 miles from the center. so we are dealing with those winds from the carolinas to maine this morning. we are in the middle of that, of course. it is intensifying. the pressure is falling further. if you are into this kind of thing, down to 946 millibars, which is extremely low pressure. if that is falling, that tells us the storm is getting stronger. >> so it could be worse than we expected? >> i'm not sure it is going to be worse but it is going to as bad as we expected. maximum winds now 85. you get the idea with that pressure falling, it is continuing to do its thing. there is your radar. that is a local look. want to mention that our rain, which has been light in places has become steadier here in the las
in some stations. >> we're getting a new look at the devastation of sandy up and down the jersey shore. this is the seaside heights community, where hundreds of homes have been docked off their foundations. sandy completely covered streets and surrounding neighborhoods and the famous board walk now torn and sitting in the ocean. this is one example of the destruction that plays out for hundreds of miles along the jersey shoreline. >> and further north, we're getting a look at another historic board walk community that's been devastated. jim? >> reporter: the mayor of kingsburg was so grateful to have us arrive today. there is so much devastation along the jersey coast that news crews cannot be everywhere. so if wnbc, we are helping out our sister station, they said let's go to kingsburg. when we got here, we saw a community still in crisis. they are saying we've been crying out for some aid from the federal government to rebuild the berms and it just hasn't happened and the berms gave way monday night and the water cascaded right down this street called beachway and went for about a mi
snow showers. they had ton of snow. garrett county more than 2 feet of snow from sandy and you saw earlier the red cross is sending out trucks to help with the relief effort. culpeper is 42. annapolis at 45. on the flip side mid 40s there by the way and 40 leesburg. you'll need the jackets and gloves this morning. jackets and sunglasses this afternoon with highs near 50 in the shenandoah valley. to about 54 here in washington. let's go over to monika. it is 6:00 a.m. volume is up? >>> yep. >> problems yet? >> volumes are up. i'm really happy to say that it is just volume and just good news after such a rough week. on the inbound side of i-66 a trash truck fire. everyone wants to receive what's going on. 37 miles an hour through that area out of manassas into centrevillement then the pace picks up as you head for vienna. fairfax and the beltway. let's take you over to a live picture in that area. actually no, to northbound 395. inbound 66 at sudley street. no problems as i said. just slowing down but all of the lanes are open. back over to our maps, and this time we're going to head
, a developing impact from sandy in our area, a leak at a water plant in maryland is sending about 2 million gallons of raw sewage rushing out every hour. this is all happening at the little pautuxent reclaimation plant in howard county. sky fox is over that scene right now. the overflow was caused by a power outage. bg and e has made the plant a top priority to get back online. there are no mandatory evacuations at this time. residents are asked to avoid the little pautuxent river, south of route 32. >>> in the meantime, hundreds of thousands of people in d.c., maryland and virginia are waking up in the dark this morning following sandy's arrival. here are the current numbers, dominion reports more than 103,000 customer out in northern virginia, about 21,000 pepco customers are without power, that number is down. bg and e has around 82,000 outages in montgomery, prince georges, howard and dutchess counties. novec, potomac edison and smeco, is that what people call it? are there is experiencing significant outages. >>> if you are headed out today, a reminder that metro is closed again this
are moving the mess sandy left behind, but in some of the hardest hit communities like seaside heights new jersey, there are no recovery teams and residents yet. and frustrations are building. >> talk to me. talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> the gas mains we're scared of. >> i don't care about a house. i'd rather care about your life. >> reporter: lives that like the atlantic coast have been battered around torn apart. >> we have no lek fris electric heat. we need more help. >> reporter: supplies and support are pouring in, water by the druk loads, troops and heavy equipment, still the need is overwhelming. >> the full toll of hurricane sandy on new yorkers is still emerging. >> reporter: the recovery still unfolding. subway trains are slowly coming back online. charging stations provide a lifeline through technology. but it's the lives like these, thousands waiting for buses in brooklyn, cars trying to inch back into the city, and miles of motorists waiting for gas pushing at times literally to try and come back. >> recovering from it is not going to be easy. but by working together,
in the record books for a while. we're still dealing with the impacts of super cyclone sandy. that brisk northwesterly wind that is still in place over the region is still courtesy of the storm though it is long gone, the effects remain, and that northwesterly wind is going to get you chilly first thing this morning. temperatures are only in the low to mid 40s right now across the area. good news is no rain drops showing up anywhere on storm team 4 doppler. here is your saturday forecast. cloudy and breezy and chilly for much of your saturday. temperatures aren't really going to move a whole lot. we're in the low to mid 40s now and will climb into the upper 40s and low 50s for a time later this afternoon. tomorrow is going to be a noticeably prettier day than today. we may see and you are not going to believe this a bright shining object in the sky. we used to call that the sun. it's been nearly a week since we had anything close to a sunny day around here. i think tomorrow we finally start to turn the corner but it is going to stay chilly. so the weekend word is chilly. but at least it'
. >> of first, the deepening ripple effect caused by a the superstore known as sandy. the other major issue the tens of thousands of customers are still in the dark here in our region. the vast majority is in northern virginia. petco tells us that they have restored many. sandy is blamed for 48 deaths and financial analysts say that the storm is responsible for $20 billion in property damage as well as an additional $30 billion in lost business. we will begin tonight with a problem that is getting worse and could last for days. area wide flooding. we were there as streets turned into rivers in upper marlboro and old town alexandria. >> part of keen street behind me is fine. but look what happened to other parts, under water tonight and it has been under water for hours. you're looking at a block from where the potomac river usually is. it overflowed its banks tonight. you see what happened. what a difference television makes. a few feet lower for me to flooding. the water got to about here. but the sand bags helped keep the water from coming in. a lot of folks around here are a little nervo
>>> hurricane sandy inching her way towards us tonight as she gets ready to slam the east coast with heavy rain and high winds. this was a day of preparation. shelves, batteries, water and other essentials as people get ready for likely power outages. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm chris gordon in tonight for jim rosenfield. we have team coverage tonight from across the d.c. mess troe area to the eastern shore. we begin with storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer with the latestn sandy's track. >> right now sandy just off the coast of florida. you can see it right there on the satellite picture here. the hurricane making its way up towards the north. still a hurricane at this hour. not a very well-defined hurricane but once again, wr watching this thing very, very closely and it's making its way up the coast. you can see what we have going on as far as north carolina already seeing some heavy rain making its way in there. the winds starting to gust across that region, and now we're seeing the cloud cover. if were you out earlier you could look up and actually start to s
to be a beautiful day today but the worst of sandy dim past us now. we'll see maybe a little sunshine later today and slightly warmer temperatures as highs are expected tobe back in the mid-50s. just cloud cover and looks like we've got one shower south and west of the city, well south and west of the city. we'll see a few leftover showers here early and mostly cloudy skies and a little afternoon sun with highs in the mid-50s. much quieter weather pattern after the last couple of days. lots of new maps coming up in just a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you. >>> there is historic devastation left behind from sandy. almost 50 people are dead. new york city sub wades are going to be closed for days and snow is blanketing west virginia. today, president obama will tour the damaged areas with the governor of new jersey. >> and in our area, more than 200,000 people are still without power in northern virginia, maryland and d.c. bg & e reporting the most outages, nearly 150,000. along the potomac river, fear of more needing continues as high tide is expected in alexandria later this morning. traveli
-morning on and off. there are a lot of leaves down from sandy so roads might even be a little slicker than just normal wet roads. at 5:00 after hitting 55, we'll be about 53 degrees. so low 50s as we start the trick-or-treating with a little bit of a breeze, too. snow still falling across parts of pennsylvania and west virginia. we've had 3-foot snow levels in -- snow totals in the high country of west virginia. showers this morning coming out of east and west virginia right in toward hagerstown. a few sprinkles in northwest but lighter showers coming out of fauquier now into prince william county headed toward fairfax as well. those temps, yeah, they're not nice. in fact, it's kind of chilly outside with temperatures running in the 30s here. you might see a stray snow flake in a couple of spots th 43. it's cold in the studio too. 41 andrews and 41 in eastton. let's go to monika samtani who is in a playful mood this wednesday morning. >> there was snow in the stud. did you see that? there's still some on your shoulder, howard. >>> on the beltway outer loop of the beltway, not good news for you.
. >> here are up-to-the-minute details on the impact of hurricane sandy. at least 62 people are now dead in the storm's wake. about 6 million homes and businesses across the northeast are still without power. that's down from 8.5 million at the storm's peak. >> president barack obama was in new jersey joined by governor christie. the president told the people there in his words, we're going to be here for the long haul. >> it was back to school today for most of the students in our area. many kids from maryland to virginia returned to classes. a few schools remained closed because of lingering power outages. >> some of the worst damage we've seen has been along the new jersey shore. tonight, we have a report from kingsburg, new jersey. the police there say about 70% of that area is under water. jim ronfield has our report from there. jim? >> reporter: kingsburg is on a long list tonight of bayshore communities in crisis. a little progress to report about that water you referenced. we've seen it receding here on beachway. a lot of debris left behind and this storm has left behind scars to
scheduled in new hampshire for tomorrow. >>> hurricane sandy is also causing some trouble with early voting. the lines stretched around some polling places ahead of the storm on saturday. look at the line there. fox 5's maureen umeh sat down with mark plotkin to talk about more on this. >> reporter: fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us now to talk more about the impact of sandy on voting. >> i didn't know i was going to be the weather man. >> early voting being compromised because of this. how will this affect the race? >> you know that governor romney canceled a trip to virginia beach. that is a very pivotal area that republicans thought they would immediate to do well in and any visit there delayed or postponed obviously hurts a candidate. he is going to ohio. so is president obama. in terms of the eastern coast, north carolina really is going to go romney. i don't think it will be affected but the only real state is virginia. that one will be affected by the lack of presidential visits during this three-day or four- day period. >> with both candidates having to throw out the fou
-minute changes. meantime, our forecast on wednesday, with jacqui jeras. >> still a lingering impact from sandy. we will see that today in the today.cloud cover also, temperatures much cooler today. average byy below degrees throughout much of the next seven days. river flooding remains a heightened concern as several rivers breached their banks in .he viewing area be receding tomorrow .nd friday we have some sprinkles across parts of the west in culpeper county and front royal. you might see a few little snowflak mixing in, but no big deal. cool andt will be bright, 43 currently, 50 by noon. 5:00, 54 degrees with cloudy skies. a few more breaks of sunsine. treat forecast is in a few minutes. first let's a check on traffic whitten.er jamee white's ferry is shut down. i will let you know when that will reopen. vre trains, metro rail, e operating on schedule on a normal schedule. we will keep you posted if there are problems. around the beltway, virginia, tysons, quiet. quiet in bethesda. earlier crash on the inner loop near 450, than has been cleared. 50 the john hanson highway, accident but the
>>> right now at 5:00, the eye of the storm is coming ashore right now. hurricane sandy pounding the eastern seaboard, roads are flooding, trees are down, and folks, we still have hours to go. thanks for staying with us for continuing storm team 4 coverage. >> this storm is as predicted, intensifying at this hour. the fierce storm is whipping up waves along the shoreline at rehoboth beach, delaware. our coverage begins with chief meteorologist doug kammerer. this storm seems to be right on schedule. >> it really does. it is now moving close to 30 miles an hour. it has made a beeline for the jersey coast. it is now just to the north and coming ashore. you can see what's going on. a ton of rain on the west side of the storm. but notice, the strongest side, normally the northeast corner here, that's where you see the strongest winds, 84-mile-an-hour wind gusts in long island. notice the rain here, really cutting off on the back side, as it makes its way in. we'll continue to see rain here, though, as we continue to be on the southwest side of the storm. here's atlantic city. here's
significant damage. >>> hurricane sandy is severely affecting the presidential race, which we knew it might. with one week before election day, the candidates canceled all their events today. president barack obama is at the white house and monitoring the impact. aids for governor mitt romney say if anything he'll take part in some sort of relief effort. it's all very much up in the air right now depending on the storm. >> we've got plenty ahead this morning, but first, some areas just aren't dealing with rain. a look at snow in west virginia and north carolina. >> maryland also getting snow as well.  >>> super storm sand r sandy slammed the shore last night and it is deadly. at least 13 are reported dead and five million are in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed today. states of emergency declared in eight different states and in new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some subways. >> we saw the picture earlier too. it shows how hard it hit up there. we got a significant hit as well. >> we'll have to wait
authorities say a woman was kill in a crash related to the effects of super storm sandy. county police say the accident may have other causes. 6.2 million are without power across the east coast. >> the dc area plans to suspend train and bus service for a second morning. the federal government remains closed again today along with wall street. >>> good morning. you're watching 9 news now. at 6:00. >> mike is a little sick. he just lost his voice yesterday. he should be back shortly. >> he's here in spirit. >> and body. >> yeah . >> monica, we'll have time saver traffic. we keep saying we're not out of the woods yet. howard, what does that mean in terms of weather? >> heavy rain this morning. winds still a couple spots gusting to 40. compared to yesterday this is much, must have better. maybe 30, 35 mile an hour winds. the other problem today, the cold. it's chilly out. >> you need your gloves this morning. >> i just hope their water proof. you need to stay dry. we still have rain falling this morning. expect the rain this morning. the southwest winds at 26, gusting 30, maybe 35 or so.
can give us the latest on the forecast and tell us what is happening with sandy. hey, tucker. >> good morning, tony. good morning, allison. good morning, everybody. things have gradually been improving out there. although i wouldn't say all clear yet. heavy rain across the region and still the potential for some winds gusting to about 40 to 50 miles an hour. not done yet but things should gradually get better today. a live look at the radar and you can see that we've still got plenty of rain across the region, including a pretty good little batch there of rain that is just developed in the last 15 minutes, just north and west of the city, working down toward bethesda, and that will be working inside the city here. in fact, it is now down toward old town alexandra as well. plenty of rain across the region. continues to fall. and rain totals starting to get very impressive numbers and all three area airports yesterday had record rainfall for the day including 4 1/2 inches out of dulles. a lot of rain out there. saturated soil. that will cause some additional flooding issues later today.
rkt hello and thank you fosh joining us, i'm jc hayward. three days after superstorm sandy barreled through the region, thousands of customers are still without power, but the numbers of shrinking. here are the latest figures. pepco reports it has zero outages related to the storm. dominion power has more than 3300 people without power, bge has more than 1,700 in our region without power and potomac edison has more than 26,000 outages in maryland and just under 79,000 in west virginia. >>> novec has 380 sandy-related outages. >>> and while things are quickly returning to normal in our area, it is going to be a while before new york recovers. the city's road to recovery is literally gridlocked. subway trains began rolling a short time ago for the first time in 3 1/2 days. but service is limited. 14 out of the 23 subway lines are now running, but only in limited areas. multiple tunnels and stations remain flooded. authorities say that it will take a week just to pump out the water and then crews will begin assessing the damage and making repairs. >>> most of new jersey's barrier isl
this morning." super storm sandy leads a path of destruction. the death toll continues to rise. billions in damages. and millions remain without power. >> officials say it could take weeks to recover from the mid atlantic to the midwest. and it is not over yet. >> new jersey governor chris christie with us. our john miller is live in the nypd emergency command center. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> we knew this would be a great dangerous storm and the storm met our expectations. >> new york city is under sea right now. >> storm of the century. >> sandy slams into the northeast leaving millions ofle without power. at least 16 people dead. >> damage estimates are in the billions up and down the east coast. water rushing into the battery tunnel as well as lower manhattan. >> massive fire already decide dozens of homes in queens. >> nyu hospital forced to evacuate. everybody is rolling up their leaves and pitching in. >> land city the storm wiping out a huge section of the historic boardwalk. >> a giant crane
>>> good morning. 9news now special coverage of hurricane sandy begins now. >>> it is 4:00 a.m. we're on the air about 25 minutes earlier than normal. a live look at the u.s. capitol withtemperatures in the mid- 50s as hurricane sandy approaches. >> good morning. welcome to the special edition of 9news now. today is monday, october 29. i'm andrea roane. >>> i'm mike hydeck. monika samtani will have what is there for timesaver traffic coming up in a little bit. howard bernstein will have the latest on sandy. we begin with the impact it's already having right here at home. >> that means government and schools. the federal government is closed today and most local governments are also closed. >> emergency personnel are still asked to report in, however. every major public transportation agency is closed today. metro transit, vre, almost every flight to our region has already been canceled. call your airline is the advice. marc is shut down. amtrak canceled most of its trains as well. >> and today is a day off for most school systems in our area. this is the place to get the latest inf
warnings for the potomac as well as the chesapeake. here we go. we're looking at hurricane sandy. 85 mile an hour winds. this is the new information. i'm just seeing this for the first time myself at 5:00 a.m. with gusts to 105. the pressure has dropped another 4 millibars. wow. since the advisory that came out at 2:00 a.m. this thing is bottoming out as we call meteorologically getting stronger. what we didn't see earlier is the hurricane being maintained. remember we had the l. the hurricane center believes now this is going to maintain some sort of warm core structure around the middle. the track doesn't look that much different but looks like it will cross the upper delaware bay and looks a little faster. looks like it will make landfall maybe 10:00, 11:00 tonight. we sped it up just a little bit. then it's going to cross northern maryland and across i- 83, maybe around hunt valley as we go through the overnight. tomorrow afternoon at 2:00, it will be in south central pennsylvania. so tonight into tomorrow and it may be more like 8:00 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. or noon that we ha
. >>> good morning. sandy's furry. the his ftorek storm delivers a crippling blow throughout the northeast. new jersey takes a direct hit. new york city especially hard hit. cabs floating down the street. subway tunnels floweded. a hospital evacuated overnight. tounds still under water in connecticut and long island and daylight is just beginning to reveal the full impact of it all, tuesday, october 30th. 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," tracking sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the damage from sandy is widespread and extensive. while the worst of it seems to be behind us, the storm is still having an impact all up and down the northeast. this was a stuation of choose your poison. some people got hit with devastating wind, others drenching rains. the storm surge did so much damage in some places it was all three of those. >> and exceeded even what forecasters had predicted, a terrible sto
stretch of weather. >> tom kieran with more on the forecast. >> this is what sandy is doing. drawing cold air down from canada bringing in this unusual chill for early november. it does feel more like a winter morning. you will need your winter coat. the little specks of again, getting a few scattered sprinkles, not as widespread as they were yesterday. out over the panhandle of west virginia and maryland. some places getting a few snow flurries and areas in dark blue, only near freezing now, much of western maryland and western virginia where they got the heavy snow. thousands without power there. and frederick county, into washington county. thousands without power. much of maryland, much of virginia in the 30s this morning. eastern shore, milder, in the low 40s. potomac, 44. throughout the day, you will need your winter coat. the winds increase during the afternoon, partly cloudy, gusts of wind around 20 to 25 miles an hour. to the northwest as we climb to the mid 50s by mid afternoon. i'll be back with the friday evening planner, first four traffic with danella. >> good morning, tom.
. >>> sandy recovery operations in the area are winding down this morning thankfully a lot of people have their power back now. dominion virginia is reporting less than 10,000 customers out in the washington area. >> and bge is close to restoring power to all of the d.c. regional customers. dominion has ten customers without power, just ten -- 9news now reporter kristin fisher is at national harbor where some of those power crews are mobilizing this morning to head north and help folks who still are in the dark. good morning to you kristin. >> reporter: good morning, well, we're talking about 1500 skilled technicians from dominion virginia power. and right now they're catching up on some much-needed sleep. but in just a few short hours they're going to be rolling out of here in a caravan of about 50 trucks and their final destination, new jersey. one of the hardest hit areas from hurricane sandy. now that's where 1.7 million people are still without power. that number is down by about a million so power crews are making progress but not fast enough. yesterday governor chris christie said
>>> good morning. breaking news. hurricane sandy lashing the east coast this morning from the carolinas into new england. the massive and dangerous system expected to cause life-threatening flooding, power outages and billions of dollars in damage. major cities like washington, d.c., philadelphiand new york, all brought to a halt, and things are about to get much worse today, monday, october 29th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," hurricane sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie, and it is an anxious morning for folks up and down the east coast. hurricane sandy strengthened over the night. >> want to give you the information we know right now. sandy is a category 1 hurricane with wind speeds of 85 miles per hour. it's located about 285 miles east of cape hatteras, north carolina. emergency officials in new york city and washington, d.c. had taking unprecedented actions to de
night for emergency crews all up and down the east coast. sandy causing massive flooding, down trees, and power outages, leaving to several rescues as well. good morning, washington. it is use morning, october 30. >> unbelievable pictures to share with you. now, throughout our newscast, we're going to scroll area closures along the screen. we want to get right over to jacqui, who's been following the situation all night into this early morning and joins us with the latest. >> good morning, guys. the worst is over. that's the best thing i can tell you. still lingering impacts. sandy no longer a hurricane, but still packing winds. take a look at the satellite and radar picture. you can pick out the center of circulation t. is moving across central pennsylvania at this time up to our north, and it's moving off to the west. we're going to continue to get some rainfall here this morning, occasionally off and on, and our temperatures are so cold, a little snow mixing in from the west. of course, the higher elevations getting hit hard now with some sno
from super storm sandy, the death toll at least 63. locally power is back on for thousands of families up and down the east coast. millions are still in the dark. the damage is in the billions of dollars. on families and flooded homes rescued and choppered out to stacey. in a moment a story you'll want to see. a local man living with als. his devoted wife and how this amazing couple has weathered the last few days. a ray of hope for a couple that can really use it. we're going to be here for a long haul. that promise from president obama to the people of the garden state. >> from the air and on the ground, mr. obama got an up close, firsthand look at all of the carnage, and together they met with dozens of families that lost their homes, their businesses and in some cases both. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> and the president reiterated he's ordered federal agencies to cut through any red tape. the top priorities, restoring power and clearing roads in mass transit. for nomillio
a little more of the center of the hurricane force winds over the immediate metro area. sandy, what we know, she will be historic. pressure records, probably and again pressure is tied to intensity. intensity is tied to wind speeds, how strong the winds will be. critical now through tuesday afternoon, damaging winds 45 to 75 miles per hour, street and river flooding already occurring. erica just saw a picture from martinsburg. they've had as much as 5 inches of rain. leesburg wind impact up to 45 miles per hour and critical times through 2 p.m. tomorrow, 3 to 6 inches of rain. you already had about 4 1/2. frederick, maryland, 45 to 75 mile-per-hour winds, mainly talking about gusts, although we'll see sustained winds of 40, 50 and 60 miles per hour for a time. rainfall amount 3 to 6 inches. you've almost received that already. fairfax and the district 45 to 75 miles per hour 6 p.m. tonight till 2 p.m. tomorrow, rainfall amount 3 to 7 inches of rain. la plata, at least 65 miles per hour, perhaps to 70. i think you may just miss hurricane force winds. we're kind of slicing hairs here, 4 to 8
and recalibrate their messages as they reond to sandy. >>> fox 5 morning news at 7 starts right noufrment >>> this is halloween, wednesday, october 31st, 2012. there's your live look outside. much more traffic this morning than we've had in a you a mornings. >> metro also open today. normal service resumed this morning. however, some bus routes could be affected by flooding and road closures, so build in some extra time for your trip. >>> the federal government is open today, though employees have the option for unscheduled leave and telework. most students will head back to the classrooms but some schools are still closed due to power outages. in fairfax county, the following schools will remain closed. they are language ly langly. in arlington county, bar croft elementary school is closed n d.c., jefferson county will remain closed. >> prince georges county, excel academy is closed n howard county, bowman bridge elementary school is closed and arundel county will have 17 schools that are closed today. you need to check the schools' website for that list. we will have all the information
trying to restore power to more than 6,100 customers. >> residents assess sandy's peak. >> that includes the federal government which is closed today to all nonessential personnel. a number of students have the day off of school in virginia, arlington, fair tax, falls church city. also manassas city, manassas park, spotsylvania and stafford county schools. >> in maryland, prince george's and howard county schools as are anne arundel, charles, and frederick counties. d.c. public schools also closed. you can find a complete list of closures at the bottom of your screen and nbcwashington.com. >>> you won't be able to take metro trains or buses again this morning. service is suspended at least until this afternoon. crews will use the morning to inspect theridges and tracks for any damage and make sure there's enough power to run the system. then metro will decide when to reopen. marc, vre and amtrak service also suspended today. and flights out of dulles and reagan national airports are cancelled until further notice. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones this morning. storm team 4 met
hurricane, part nor'easter and all trouble. sandy rolls north. the brand new forecast track and how people are preparing. that's straight ahead. >>> thousands of runners take their mark and get set to run the marine corps marathon this morning. nbc 4 is near the starring line as the runners start riving. >> chuck will be out there. >>> welcome to news 4 today, everyone. >>> sandy is a big storm today. >> the storm is on track to collide with another weather system. eight states and the district have issued states of emergency. >>> tom kierein is in for chuck. >> swinging bands of heavy rain into the carolinas, southeastern virginia and right along the eastern shore and inland from delaware into now southern maryland, northern neck of virginia. they're getting bands of heavy rain. right now, category 1 hurricane with 75 mile per hour winds, latest track bringing it ashore somewhere in this cone of possibility. that would be anywhere from near ocean city all of the way up to long island. this is the zone where it would be likely coming in and it does look like the position that 2:00 p.m. on
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